16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Denver
+2
train + foot + Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
4
Cairns
— 1 night
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + train:  27​h
End: Denver

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Coogee Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney itinerary maker app .

Denver, USA to Sydney is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Denver to Sydney. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Denver in March: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 79°F and lows are around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 22nd (Fri), find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in March, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Wheel of Brisbane ©
Wheel of Brisbane
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

1
night
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
On the 26th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns vacation planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in March, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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